Gerry Metzger, head of the Victoria Point Ratepayers Association, kneels beside a Save Orillia Wetlands sign in the front lawn of his Victoria Crescent. The association is opposing the development of a 140-unit retirement residence near the wetland. (SARA CARSON/THE PACKET & TIMES)

An appeal to Orillia

Most residents along Orillia’s Victoria Crescent have “Save Orillia Wetlands” signs on their front lawns.

Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman. EXAMINER FILES

Lehman on AMO board

Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman has been appointed to the board of directors for the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO).

Maj. Doug Lewis of the Salvation Army's Bayside Mission is hoping Barrie residents will remember to fill the bins at local Wal-Marts with knapsacks and school supplies for students returning to school. CHERYL BROWNE/BARRIE EXAMINER

'Our goal is 100 backpacks'

Maj. Doug Lewis pulled a handful of school supplies out of a black and white striped knapsack that had been donated to the Salvation Army in Barrie.

Impaired on an eBike

A man on an eBike so drunk he fell off it as he was riding along Barrie's waterfront was arrested for impaired driving Thursday evening.

All over the road

INNISFIL – A local woman being followed by police was followed into a home and arrested for impaired driving here Thursday afternoon.

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